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Re: S2 - I'm in love!
Earlier, Jason Stone wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for all the info so far... and I
> know you guys and gals have probably already heard all
> this junk before.... but...
> There is a new love in my live and she is called
> Quattro... but how I break this to my wife!? :-)
Heh ... :-) If you figure out a way that works,
please let the rest of us know.
> Everyone else tip-toes around and the Audi
> is just lapping it up!!!
> Couple of times tried out the quattro by accelerating
> fast in snow/ice and the thing just launches!!!! :-)
> Felt so safe.
This may sound like overkill, but be real careful on snow and ice
until you get real used to the car. Yeah, you can drive almost
like being on a dry road, and it sure is great fun to sucker the
guy next to you at the stoplight into a short race ...
BUT ... find a snowy parking lot or back road and try some turns.
You'll quickly find that throttle steering is real different, and
hard to do. With a FWD or RWD car you can play with the throttle
and aim the car the way you want to go, with quattro it's a lot
harder to do. Go practice some and you'll learn for yourself.
If your rear parking brakes work well ... eg: cables are free and
release easily, you can use the parking brake for directional
control - but you got to be used to it before hand.
It's easy to run down that snow covered lane on the freeway, when
everybody else is doing half the speed limit over in the lanes
that are almost clear. But if you start to get sideways then
it becomes more fun :-)
> Sorry to share my drivel with everyone but now I truly
> know why Quattro is soooooo good.
Now, add an extra set of wheels with H-1's or some other good M&S
tires, and you'll begin to really have fun!
> Jase the Converted
> ' 91 Audi S2
> ' 97 GSXR600
You're getting there!
Charlie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 614-471-1418
http://elektro.cmhnet.org/~charlie/ Columbus Ohio USA
95 S6 Quattro 93 V8 Quattro 69 Porsche 911S
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